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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – Horses are social animals who stay in groups, or families, just as we do. But as the pandemic progressed, the agriculture profession and its livestock began feeling the effects of isolation. A Bismarck equine instructor tried new ways to connect her students with animals. “Good morning,” said Harmony Stables owner, Cherie …

Denmark’s prime minister said Wednesday that the government wants to cull all minks in Danish farms, to minimize the risk of them re-transmitting the new coronavirus to humans. Mette Frederiksen said a report from a government agency that maps the coronavirus in Denmark has shown a mutation in the virus found in 12 people in …

In November 2018, I travelled to Guangzhou, a city of about 14 million people in southern China. Late autumn is the time for making lap yuk, a type of preserved pork that is a local speciality, and across town I would often spot slabs of meat hanging from high-rise apartment balconies, tied up with string …

media captionHow to rescue a stranded whale A total of 108 surviving pilot whales have been released back into the sea after a mass stranding in Australia, marine experts say. They believe Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast is now clear of live whales. But about 350 whales died in what is Australia’s worst stranding …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polar bears are particularly at risk of dying in oil spills The US government is pushing forward with controversial plans to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, by laying out the terms of a leasing programme that would give oil companies access to the area. The wildlife …

Image copyright Getty Images/AFP Image caption Rats are among the winners from our transformation of nature Turning wild spaces into farmland and cities has created more opportunities for animal diseases to cross into humans, scientists have warned. Our transformation of the natural landscape drives out many wild animals, but favours species more likely to carry …

DETROIT – A stay-at-home order during pandemic may seem like an odd time to add a member to your family, but in many homes — it has turned out to be the perfect time. Pet adoption rates in Detroit are booming. The Detroit Animal Care and Control shelter said its the highest adoption rates they’ve …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of animals are showing signs of loneliness according to staff at zoos around the world A number of zoos around the world are reporting that their animals are becoming “lonely” without visitors. Zoos have had to close to members of the public due to Covid-19. At Phoenix …

Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that has claimed more than 180,000 human lives globally, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This comes after several lions and tigers contracted the disease at the Bronx Zoo earlier this month. The USDA …

(CNN) — Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon. These are the stars of the United States’ national parks system, and with good reason. Often called “America’s Best Idea,” the creation of national parks in the United States launched a worldwide movement to protect the Earth’s natural treasures. These headliner national parks would typically be very busy during …